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  1. Legal news
    07 July 2020
    China releases Latest Draft Amendments to Patent Law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-releases-latest-draft-amendments-to-patent-law

    The draft amended Patent Law contains several other new provisions in addition to the Patent Linkage and the SPP provisions, such as the draft Article 24 which proposes a six month grace period of novelty for an ...

  2. Legal news
    11 December 2018
    Pemetrexed: Italian Court reversed the first instance decision ordering a PI on the basis of Eli Lilly's patent
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/italy/italian-court-reversed-the-first-instance-decision-ordering-a-pi-on-the-basis-of-eli-lillys-patent

    Diverging from the previous decision, the Court pointed out that the relevance of the file history to construe the scope of protection of a patent and then the infringement of equivalence has to be carefully and ...

  3. Legal news
    27 March 2019
    Supreme Court holds Dosage Regime Patent Obvious
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/supreme-court-holds-dosage-regime-patent-obvious

    Today in Actavis v ICOS the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the ICOS patent for a Tadalafil dosing regime was invalid. Lord Hodge gave the only judgment, with Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption and Lord Briggs in ...

  4. Legal news
    12 February 2020
    UK Supreme Court hearing appeal over permitted breadth of patent claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-hearing-appeal-over-permitted-breadth-of-patent-claims

    Although concerned with a complex gene technology, the outcome of this appeal will have substantial impact on the validity of patents generally where doubts are raised as to the level of disclosure provided in a patent ...

  5. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    COVID-19: New German legislation to fight pandemic may affect granted German patents
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-new-german-legislation-to-fight-pandemic-may-affect-granted-patents

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic the German government has recently passed a “corona crisis package”. The so-called Act for protecting the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Importance, the ...